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061896_cia_63893_63669_01.txt
Subject: IRAQI CW
Not Finally Evaluated Intelligence
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CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
WARNING:  INFORMATION REPORT, NOT FINALLY EVALUATED INTELLIGENCE
DIST:         JANUARY1991
COUNTRY: IRAQ/INTERNATIONAL
SUBJ:  1.  DETAILS OF IRAQI CHEMICAL WARFARE RELATED FACILITY
NEAR MOSUL
DOI:          1990-
SUMMARY: A CHEMICAL WARFARE RELATED FACILITY IS LOCATED
APPROXIMATELY 30 KILOMETERS NORTHWEST OF THE IRAQI CITY OF MOSUL.
THE FACILITY PRODUCES
CHEMICAL MATERIALS AND CHEMICAL PROTECTION EQUIPMENT
IN ONE
BUILDING IN THE COMPLEX, TECHNICIANS WERE SEEN  MIXING WHITE AND
YELLOW-COLORED POWDERS TOGETHER.
TEXT: 1.  AN IRAQI CHEMICAL WARFARE (CW) RELATED FACILITY LOCATED
NEAR MOSUL INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES:
D. THE MEDICAL DISPENSARY.
H. A TWO-STORY CHEMICAL MIXING BUILDING.
I.  A ONE-STORY POWER GENERATING PLANT FOR THE CHEMICAL
MIXING BUILDING.
2.  MISSION AND LOCATION. THIS IRAQI CW RELATED FACILITY IS
LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 30 KILOMETERS NORTHWEST OF MOSUL.
THE FACILITY PRODUCES A
VARIETY OF CHEMICAL MATERIALS INCLUDING UNSPECIFIED TYPES OF CHEMICAL
PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT.
PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT COMPLIES WITH U.S. MILITARY STANDARDS
THE MEDICAL STAFF PROVIDES ROUTINE PHYSICALS
AND FIRST AID TREATMENT WHEN NECESSARY. ONE OF THE DOCTORS MENTIONED
THAT HIS STAFF OCCASIONALLY TAKES BLOOD SAMPLES TO DETERMINE A
WORKER'S BLOOD COUNT.
B. A CHEMICAL MIXING FACILITY IS LOCATED IN THE LOWER
LEVEL OF A TWO-STORY CONCRETE BUILDING MEASURING APPROXIMATELY 1 00
METERS IN LENGTH BY 50 METERS IN WIDTH. THIS FACILITY IS EQUIPPED
WITH SEVERAL INDUSTRIAL AND LABORATORY TYPE SCALES OR BALANCES, AND
TECHNICIANS WERE OBSERVED MIXING A WHITE POWDERY MATERIAL WITH A
YELLOWISH POWDER. OFFICES AND STORAGE AREAS OCCUPY THE SECOND FLOOR
OF THIS BUILDING. DURING EVENING HOURS AND AT NIGHT A STRONG ROTTEN
EGG-LIKE OR SULFUR ODOR SEEMS TO EMANATE FROM THE VICINITY OF THIS
BUILDING. THE ODOR IS NEVER PRESENT DURING THE DAY.
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